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Acuity
Sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)

S: Keenness, acuteness
A: Dullness, obtuseness
Delineate
To portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially.

S: Depict, picture, render
Depraved
Marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles

S: Perverted, degenerate, vicious, corrupt
A: Moral, virtuous, upright, uncorrupted
Enervate
To weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring.

S: Impair, cripple, paralyze
A: Invigorate, strengthen, buttress
Esoteric
Intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret.

S: Occult, cryptic, arcane, recondite
A: Accessible, comprehensible, intelligible
Fecund
Fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive.

S: Fertile, teeming, prolific
A: Infertile, barren, unproductive
Fiat
An arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness

S: Edict, dictum, ukase
Figment
A fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion

S: Creation, invention, fancy
Garner
To acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use

S: Collect, accumulate, accrue
A: Scatter, squander, waste, dissipate
Hallow
To set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere.

S: Venerate, bless
A: Desecrate, defile, profane
Idiosyncrasy
A peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify

S: Eccentricity, quirk, mannerism
Ignominy
Shame and disgrace

S: Dishonor, humiliation, disrepute, odium
A: Honor, glory, acclaim
Mundane
Earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary

S: Prosaic, humdrum, routine, sublunary
A: Heavenly, unworldly, spiritual, transcendental
Nuance
A subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality) delicate gradation or shade of difference.

S: Shade, nicety, refinement
Overweening
Conceited, presumptuous, excessive, immoderate

S: Arrogant, unbridled, inflated
A: Restrained, understated, modest, meek
Penchant
A strong attraction or inclination

S: Proclivity, propensity, predilection
A: Disinclination, aversion
Reputed
According, to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; alleged.

S: Putative, reputable, supposed
A: Proven, corroborated, authenticated
Sophistry
Reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound, a fallacy.

S: Specious reasoning
Sumptuous
Costly, rich, magnificent

S: Lavish, munificent, opulent, splendid
A: Skimpy, meager, stingy, niggardly, spartan
Ubiquitous
Present or existing everywhere

S: Omnipresent, pervasive, universal
A: Restricted, limited, rare, scarce